Sunday, November 21, 2010
BREAKING NEWS: Israeli Police Raid Numerous Kollelim, Arrests Made
Heavily armed police forces have raided numerous Kollelim in Eretz Yisroel Sunday morning, and arrests have been made.
Kollelim in Eretz Yisroel receive money for every Yungerman enrolled in Kollel. Apparently, many of them tell the government that they have many more members in their Kollel then they really do. An investigation has been ongoing for quite some time, and police were given orders on Sunday to make the arrests for what seems to be “large scale fraud”. They either had people not really enrolled in their Kollel, sign the papers, or had individuals posses numerous fake ID cards, and signed up repeatedly.
Police forces have so far raided seven Kollelim belonging to the “Masmidim” Mosdos in Yerushalayim, Beitar, Modiin Illit, and Beit Shemesh. The Kollelim have been sealed shut, and police have arrested six people as of this posting.
Additionally, a high-ranking official at the Ministry of Education has been arrested in connection to the fraud.
More police raids and arrests are expected.
Some sources that police have found a machine which manufactures fake ID’s, but this has yet to be confirmed.
Further detiails will be posted as they become available
חשד להונאת ענק בכוללים: המשטרה בשלושה מוקדים
כוחות משטרה פשטו במקביל על כולל סלאנים ברחוב בריסק בקרייה החרדית בבית שמש, על כולל נוסף בגבעה B בביתר עילית ועל משרדי עמותה בירושלים ● חשד להונאת ענק ● הבוקר נעצר אברך על-ידי בלשי המשטרה, בעת שצעד ברחוב ● פרטי הפרשה עדיין לא ברורים ●
Update From Jerusalem Post:
Six people were arrested and four were held for questioning Sunday after central unit investigators in Jerusalem, in cooperation with the fraud unit, raided three offices of Orthodox-run educational non-profit organizations that are suspected of deceiving the government of ten of millions of shekels in recent years.
Police suspect that the organizations’ representatives received millions of shekels from the Education Ministry for students who they falsely claimed studied at yeshivas.